Archive: 2008

May 6, 2008

Yusifiyah police staiton opens

CAMP STRIKER (May 6, 2008) — The Yusifiyah Iraqi Police Station opened its doors to serve the community last week.

May 6, 2008

Government officials meet with Qarghuli sheikhs

Colonel Dominic Caraccilo, commander of the 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT), greets Qarghuli sheikhs prior to a meeting between the tribal leaders and government officials May 3 at Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah’s home. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)CAMP STRIKER (May 5, 2008) — Local government officials visited tribal leaders of Qarghuli

May 6, 2008

Karada Vocational Training Center provides new start

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (May 7, 2008) – Iraqi citizens near Jisr Diyala have new opportunities in providing for their families.

May 6, 2008

Iraqi, Coalition troops detain 29 in raid

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 6, 2008) — Iraqi army soldiers raided several houses in the city of Jabella, Iraq, May 2.

May 5, 2008

Gates: Afghanistan command restructuring worthy of consideration

TEXARKANA, Texas (May 2, 2008) – The concept of increasing U.S. command and control in Afghanistan “is clearly something that needs to be looked at,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday.

May 5, 2008

Yusifiyah Farmer's Market reopens

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (May 4, 2008) – The Yusifiyah Wholesale Farmers’ Market had a grand reopening on April 29 after closing four years ago.

May 1, 2008

Security in Abu Shemsi offers new opportunities

FOB ISKAN, Iraq (May 2, 2008) – Residents in Abu Shemsi in the North Babil province of Iraq continue to see improvements in security and economic development.

May 1, 2008

Iraqi Police regional training center opens in Diyala

TIKRIT, Iraq (May 2, 2008) – The Iraqi Police Regional Training Center celebrated its grand opening in Diyala Province, commemorating the establishment of an Iraqi Police professional training academy May 1.

May 1, 2008

Soldiers patch roads after bomb blasts

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (May 1, 2008) – Craters from roadside bombs can be found throughout the thousands of miles of roadway that cover Baghdad and the surrounding areas.

April 30, 2008

Maliki unifies Iraqi government in stand against insurgents

MEXICO CITY, April 30, 2008 – As Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stands up to insurgents threatening Iraq, it’s serving to unify his once-splintered government, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters here Tuesday.